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Author: Jeff Conner

President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stair lifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
  • 24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center - selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
  • Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
  • Licensed General Contractor since 1998
  • Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
  • Board Member for Home Access Professionals
  • Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)

Your Stairlift’s Royal Connection: A Brief History

PMC  July 16, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

There is something regal, almost royal, about a high-quality stairlift, but did you know that there is actually a royal connection? The roots of these life-altering mobility aids runs deep and has its earliest models around the 1500s, with King Henry VIII.

Should you replace or repair your mobility equipment?

PMC  July 9, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

If you rely on mobility aids or devices for accessibility and everyday living, there may come a time when you ponder the following question: Should you replace or repair your mobility equipment? There are many situations and times that merit consideration of new, updated aids, but there may also be times when a repair or malfunction is a simple fix.

Try these Tips when Traveling with a Disability 

PMC  July 2, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

A physical limitation, mobility issue, or disability is no reason to stay home- travel! However, be prepared for complications that may arise when it comes to accessibility and convenience. Try these tips when traveling with any sort of disability, but most particularly when it comes to your mobility.

Clearing the Way: Accessibility Tips you May Not Have Thought Of

PMC  June 25, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

There are a lot of ways to increase accessibility and improve quality of life for those with physical limitations or mobility issues. Take advantage of these suggestions and clear the way with some accessibility tips you may not have thought of!

Best Stairlift Practices When Dealing with Small Staircases

PMC  June 18, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

Perhaps the biggest question that consumers have when considering stairlifts relates to whether their staircase will accommodate a lift safely. There are few scenarios that make it impossible to implement a lift and mobility experts and retailers can help you trouble-shoot challenges or concerns.

Do you need special ramps for different wheelchairs?

PMC  June 11, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

A common question that mobility vendors hear is: Do you need special ramps for different types of wheelchairs? The answer is yes- and no. There are distinctive regulations guiding accessibility and ramps in common or public areas, which makes them standard of sorts, but there are vast differences among wheelchairs that do make some ramps more utilitarian or convenient than others.

It Can’t Be Said Enough: Attitude Determines Success

PMC  June 4, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

Observe and honor National Attitude Day in June this year and consider the ways that a positive attitude lends to and determines success. While mobility limitations and physical disabilities can present hurdles and challenges, the right attitude and perseverance can contribute to autonomy and aging in place, which are both common goals among older individuals as well as those living with mobility issues.

Stairlift tips for wheelchair users

PMC  May 28, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

Concerned about trying to use a stairlift with a wheelchair? Don’t be; some simple safety tips and stairlift tips for wheelchair users make it easy and life-altering to use the two mobility aids in unison. In fact, aging in place may rely on numerous mobility devices that increase accessibility and improve safety to preserve autonomy as we age.

How to properly rise from a seated position

PMC  May 21, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

Do you know how to properly rise from a seated position? Surprisingly, many do not and risk taking a nasty, even debilitating, fall. There is a right way to rise, stand, and sit that can decrease your risk of a fall and preserve your overall quality of life; also, pay attention to tips that can foster fall reduction in the home.

Make the Decision to Live Your Best Life (We Can Help)

PMC  May 14, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

Don’t let chronic disease or disability impact your overall quality of life; take joy in the simple things that bring you pleasure. Reach out for assistance with accessibility issues, which can improve autonomy and simply make your everyday living easier and utilize some other tips that will help you live your very-best life.